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    Posted: 25 Jan 2012 at 8:15am
Booze and the culture surrounding it: Go!

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Just finished a bottle

A gift from a contractor. I can't lie, I was a little disappointing. First glass was good, after that it always seemed unbalanced. In all fairness, I've had a bottle of Pappy in reserve. I might have been comparing apples to oranges.



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Stroud Brewery ales (Teasel, Tom Long and Budding). 
 
Stroud historically was famous for its' textile and woolen mills, and more importantly Edwin Budding, who invented the lawnmower (see old post on RxC thread on sufu for all the info).  My favorite, of course, is the Budding.
 
 
Mind you, I wouldn't trust myself mowing the lawn after a few of these!
 
 
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What is the microbrewery scene like in the UK? Here everyone is hop crazy. I blame Pliney. In fact, and I never thought I'd say this, but I'm a little sick of hopped up brews getting soooo much praise. Seems like everyone forgot about the other flavors in beer.
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To be honest, I'm not too sure.  Some ales/beers produced by small breweries find their way into the supermarket, alongside the usual array of stuff produced by the 'biggies'.  Whereas many small time breweries offerings are passed by word of mouth through beer festivals (trust me, there are many) or pubs.  The pubs are in demise in this country generally, although some areas are enjoying a bit of a renaissance.  I always try and buy local, either Stroud brewery or Tesco, which is 2 minutes walk (Lol!!)
 
I realised I haven't really answered your question, sorry.


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No, you answered the question perfectly. Because I live in a bit of a theocracy, laws make it difficult for the biggies to sell beer. However, the laws have cultivated, accidentally, a pretty healthy local brewery scene. But everyone is hop crazy at the moment. All the new batches are Imperial this or Imperial that. I see the same thing happening on the West Coast, too. I'm just burned out on hops at the moment.
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the microbrewery scene is pretty healthy in the uk atm - the only part of the licensed trade that's seen growth over the past 10 years or so, i believe. quality is wildly variable, as you'd expect, but the trend is for very heavily hopped ales here too for some reason.
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i also am burned out on hops. i used to drink only pale beers, but now i'll tend to avoid them unless on a recommendation from someone i trust...
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The only shop bought Ale I buy, and highly recommend, is Abbot Ale by Greene King.  It's yet to be messed around with like so many others -
 
 
(me enjoying one at the start of the RxC contest)
 
 
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in a mother can?

you can get bottled ales from most reasonably well stocked offies by now surely heech? no need to lower yourself to a can. one step up from special brew...
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